So if you’ve ever wondered How to Create an Admin User Account Using CMD Prompt? You’re at the perfect place. That’s all this article will be about.
Windows is the most popular operating system on this planet, so obviously there would be couple tricks and tweaks that it has up it’s sleeve for rainy days, and this is one such trick.
You can use this method if you’re unable to create an Admin account normally, or maybe if you’re trying to do something that requires Admin level permissions but you don’t have one yet.
What is Admin User Account:-
Basically it’s like the “master” account of any system. There are certain privileges you get with the Admin account which you don’t have on the general accounts.
They have access to every other account details, and have the permissions to change or delete the other accounts.
Also, you’d need Admin level access while installing some software on your system. Because the software you install might make a major change to your system, that’s why the permission is asked for.
Now, generally just clicking on “Allow control” popup does the trick because most systems don’t have admin user accounts by default.
But in case you do have an admin account on your system, you would be asked to enter the password for the account in order to authenticate the change/installation.
Do note that you can install most software on your system without admin access, because most software just do their job and don’t make decisive changes to your systems, so having the “admin” account isn’t a must, you can have it if you wish to, but personally I run my system on a standard account with zero issues.
What is the CMD?
I believe in covering every angle of an article, hence now that you know what the admin account is, how about getting a crystal clear picture of what the CMD is?
CMD is the command line tool that’s inbuilt with Windows. It’s like the “terminal” you get with Linux. Well what you can do with it can’t be explained, it totally depends on your skill-set, suffices to say that anything and everything that a computer is capable of doing, can be controlled from the command prompt.
From simply copying a file, destroying the whole of the hard-disk or at the most advanced level, hacking into someone else’s system, it’s all from that command base.
It’s basically a terminal where you can write codes or commands for the system to execute. That is basically how computers were operated before Mr. Gates invented the icons-mouse and the whole graphical interface.
How to Create an Admin User Account Using CMD Prompt:-
So I take it as you’re here because you’re looking for solutions to creating the Admin account using a command prompt?
Let me tell you despite the complexity of it’s sound, it’s nothing like hacking or anything even remotely related to that.
Before Starting Make Sure:-
- You don’t have a pre-made Admin user account on your system.
- Even if you do, you’re logged out of that account and are now on a standard account.
- You’re using Widows 7, Vista, or 10
Step #1:- Click on the Start button and type “Cmd” in the type box, and then select the command prompt.
Now type net user /add yourusername yourpassword.
What you just did is, added a new standard user account to your Windows system, now we need to grant it admin level privileges.
Press Enter. Then in the new line, again type new localgroup administrators yourusername /add
Done! We just added it to our “administrators” localgroup. Meaning now the username and password you set for your admin account are in effect.
How to Create an Admin User Account using Control Panel:-
Well you’ve already learnt How to Create an Admin User Account Using CMD Prompt, but honestly the control panel method is much more easier, simpler, and with much less “typing”.
So how about we share the steps for creating it via the control panel as well? I’m sure you’re aware of the method, but just in case you aren’t this might come in handy.
Click on Start Menu, and select Control Panel.
Select “Add/Remove User account” under “user accounts and family safety” option.
Click on “Create a new account” at the bottom of the accounts box.
Then finally just fill in the credentials. Fill in the Username for your account, but make sure you click on “Administrator” in the accounts type radiobox and click on Create account.
And done! You will have your account ready to be used.
So that was it folks, that’s all I had on How to Create an Admin User Account Using CMD Prompt. I’m sure this piece should’ve helped you.
Well in case you’re confused, there are no side-effects, or restriction issues with accounts created via the command prompt. You get all the access and the same kind of privileges you would get with the “control panel created” accounts.
And ofcourse it’s easier to create those accounts from the control panel as compared to the command prompt, but it’s good to have a backup plan your way right?
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